Nicki Minaj’s Twitter Tirade Addresses Sexism in the Industry

Nicki Minaj has earned a lot of accolades within the last decade, and in my opinion she is the top female rapper in the game. However, many hip-hop fans tend to discredit her skills, which is probably why Nicki decided to address this issue on Twitter Wednesday night (10/25). The self-proclaimed Black Barbie pointed out the obstacles that her and other ambitious women have to overcome within a male-dominated society.

She then went on to address claims that the only reason “the greats” ever collaborate with her is because they are forced to do so.

And I wonder which females she’s talking about in this tweet?

Minaj even dug up a tweet from Kendrick Lamar back in 2010 when he made an observation about her haters. She then explained she thought his words were prophetic in a follow-up tweet.

It makes sense that she wants credit where credit is due. Over the course of her career, Minaj has put out three studio albums and appeared on countless singles. Her latest album The Pinkprint (2014) went double platinum which proves she’s become one of the biggest female rappers in the history of the game.

In a recent interview with Time Magazine, Nicki addressed her struggles as a female rapper, especially when it came to proving herself as an artist.

“I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper,” she said. “No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing […] I kind of love that I’ve had to go through so many hurdles to get where I am. Because I feel like I deserve it.”

Finally, she closed her tweeting streak with a photo of herself

What announcement is on the horizon? And do you agree with Nicki that she lacks respect from her critics?

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